actors

Mar
24

10 Actors that NEARLY had “IT”

Choosing the right actor for the role can make or break a film, we’re reviewing the casting-near-misses in some of our favourite stories. Grab the popcorn. Jennifer Lawrence, Bella Swan, Twilight (2008) America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence, could have traded in her crossbow for coloured contact lenses, when she auditioned for the role of Bella in Stephenie […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Blog . Did You Know? . film news . Industry Insight
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Mar
21

You’ll NEVER Guess How Many Times He Auditioned…Before He Got His First Job

Our favourite Hulk-humanitarian, Mark Ruffalo may be an award-contender but he hasn’t always been confident on his road to success.  After moving to Los Angeles and “hating it”, Ruffalo had given up on acting at least once in the mid-90’s, heading home to Kenosha, Wisconsin to work for his commercial-painter father. But he came back […]

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Oct
11

Our National Youth Film Academy Members Shoot For The Stars With Latest Project ‘Catalyst’!

‘CATALYST’ by Elizabeth J Cassidy is a Feature Film adaption of the short “Remembering Amy” – created by aspiring film-makers at the 2015 National Youth Film Academy in London. Their film, “Remembering Amy” was screened in the Hackney Picture-house cinema in London to members of the public. The film received such thunderous applause that the […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Film News . Members
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Oct
03

Audition Attire: Five Quick Tips

For both male and female performers, deciding what to wear to an audition can sometimes be daunting. It can be difficult to judge whether you should be formal, casual, or somewhere in between. It can also be hard to choose an outfit that may reflect your own personality, while not being distracting or obviously clashing […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Sep
16

Easy Exercise Tips For Young Performers

For young actors and actresses, feeling healthy and strong is crucial. Acting can be a very physical profession and requires high levels of energy, alertness and stamina. It is important to nourish your body with plenty of good food and hydration, but exercise can have an impact too. Many performers will find that their time […]

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Sep
08

Maisie Williams To Play Major Role in New X Men Movie

British actress and Game Of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, is rumoured to have secured a major role in the upcoming edition of the X Men film franchise. The 19-year-old actress will be directed by Josh Boone, an American writer-director who is especially known for 2014’s highly acclaimed The Fault In Our Stars. Maisie Williams was […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Film News
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Aug
31

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying For Acting Courses

Many reputable institutions offer courses, classes and masterclasses in acting and these can be hugely beneficial for performers. They hone your craft, add experience and prestige to your CV, and provide great industry networking opportunities too. But many of these courses are also competitive, with lots of applicants vying for only a handful of places. […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
17

Websites For Performers: 5 Essential Things To Include

The internet is a genuinely global phenomenon that has uses in almost every industry. In the performance industries in particular, getting noticed can be half the battle and the internet provides a way to reach a wide audience instantly. You may have seen our earlier post that advises what to include on a filmmaker’s website, […]

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